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Georgia Criminal Law Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers

Georgia Criminal Law Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers
The facts as you have stated them is not shoplifting. No merchandise found on you.  You were trying on shoes which you had a right to do.  Where were the purchase tickets showing the price of the shoes?  on the shoes, or somewhere else?
The facts as you have stated them is not shoplifting. No merchandise found on you.  You were trying on shoes which you had a right to do. ... Read More
If the hospital is not releasing you in time for Court, the court should be provided with a medical letter from the hospita, and your doctor, which would serve to set aside the warrant, if issued.
If the hospital is not releasing you in time for Court, the court should be provided with a medical letter from the hospita, and your doctor, which... Read More
Yes, on most post conviction matters, (meaning she has already been convicted of the crime) she is not entitled to a public defender or court appointed attorney. She should have an attorney.
Yes, on most post conviction matters, (meaning she has already been convicted of the crime) she is not entitled to a public defender or court... Read More
Probably not. The warrant for probation violation has probably been tolled.  Meaning it will not expire, because once tolled, it ceases to accrue time towards completion of the sentence. Wherever they are, they can be picked up, and extradicted back to Georgia. They need to start trying to work on it, from where they are, if possible.  That may involve returning back to Georgia, maybe not, but certainily some fines, fees and again, maybe or maybe not possible jail time. It will not just go away. And if they are in another state, the costs of transporting back to Georgia more than likely, will also be added as a part of their fines owed to the State.   My advice is to have a local attorney in Georgia look into it.  Then you can decide what options are available and how the person wants to proceed.  Depending on the prosecutor and the county, something favorable may or may not be worked out.... Read More
Probably not. The warrant for probation violation has probably been tolled.  Meaning it will not expire, because once tolled, it ceases to... Read More

Do I have to testify?

Answered 5 months ago by attorney Ms. Dolly M. Fairclough   |   1 Answer
Well, FV is serious, and can be complicated.  Two Misdemeanor FV's will turn into felony.  The State obviously has picked up the case, which means your input about whether or not to press charges means nothing.  The State or prosecutor is handling all decisions.  Although they may treat you friendly, their job as they see it is to prosecute the offender.  If the subpoena is valid, you are obligated to testify.  You may want your own attorney if you are uncomfortable with what is going on.... Read More
Well, FV is serious, and can be complicated.  Two Misdemeanor FV's will turn into felony.  The State obviously has picked up the case,... Read More
He has to go to Court and question the identity as to misidentification for the reckless driving and eluding the police. He would plead not guilty and fight the case.  The address violation he sounds as though he is in agreement with.  What county is this in Georgia?
He has to go to Court and question the identity as to misidentification for the reckless driving and eluding the police. He would plead not guilty... Read More
Co signer is responsible.  They can speak with the bonding company and see if they can work out a payment plan.
Co signer is responsible.  They can speak with the bonding company and see if they can work out a payment plan.
What county is this in Georgia? And do you have any prior felonies or misdeameanors ?  What is your age?
What county is this in Georgia? And do you have any prior felonies or misdeameanors ?  What is your age?
Who contacted the police? How were you subpoenaed?  
Who contacted the police? How were you subpoenaed?  
I hope not! No, seriously, I think you may need to have the felony expunged, but I am not 100% sure.
I hope not! No, seriously, I think you may need to have the felony expunged, but I am not 100% sure.
In order to solve the problem, your boyfriend's lawyer needs to get an affidavit from you or ask you to make an appointment with the Victim Advocate at the DAs office.  Tell the VA what happened and the lawyer will get this info to the ADA handling the case.  Depending on the county, the case should be dismissed.... Read More
In order to solve the problem, your boyfriend's lawyer needs to get an affidavit from you or ask you to make an appointment with the Victim Advocate... Read More

Held under suspicion

Answered 2 years and 3 months ago by attorney Karen Dove Barr   |   1 Answer
Hi,  Your son should file a petition for bond.  He can also ask for bond at the 1st court date.  Karen Dove Barr
Hi,  Your son should file a petition for bond.  He can also ask for bond at the 1st court date.  Karen Dove Barr